Co-Produced by Cardboard Citizens, Coventry City of Culture Trust, and Belgrade Theatre.
Directed by Adrian Jackson, book and lyrics by Sarah Woods, music by Boff Whalley, based on an original work by Heathcote Williams.

The world premiere of our brand-new musical comes to Coventry this October, in co-production with Belgrade Theatre and Coventry City of Culture Trust.

It’s the 70s and there’s a nationwide housing crisis.  John “Mad Dog” Sky is at the helm of the world’s first estate agency for squatters. Lu is hitching from Coventry away from a difficult past towards the bright lights of the city – where punk is just around the corner and anyone can start a band. And Alan & Rosie are plotting to turn their west London neighbourhood into a brand-new nation.

The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency is an inspiring new musical based on the true story of how a small group of revolutionaries proved that real change is really possible.

Based on an original work by Heathcote Williams, written by Coventry-born Sarah Woods, with music by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley, and directed by our founding Artistic Director, Adrian Jackson – the production will also include a choir of local people with experience of homelessness formed in partnership with the Choir with No Name.

Don’t miss out on this year’s must-see musical at Belgrade Theatre from Mon 11 – Sat 16 Oct, as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. It’s time to start the revolution!

Age Recommendation: 14+ (Contains some strong language)
Post-Show Discussion: Wednesday 13 October

Book & Lyrics by Sarah Woods
Music by Boff Whalley
Based on an original work by Heathcote Williams
Directed by Adrian Jackson
Designed by Ruth Sutcliffe
Choreographed by Mark Smith

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Cardboard Citizens in Coventry is supported by Arts Council England (National Lottery Project Grant) and The Linbury Trust.

Dates and Times

Monday 11 October 2021


Tuesday 12 October 2021


Wednesday 13 October 2021


Thursday 14 October 2021


Thursday 14 October 2021

7.30pm (BSL)

Friday 15 October 2021

7.30pm (Captioned)

Saturday 16 October 2021

2.15pm (Audio Described)

Saturday 16 October 2021

7.30pm (Captioned)

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Matinees: 2.15pm | Evenings: 7.30pm (Tue 12: 7pm)


Belgrade Theatre Main Stage Belgrade Square Coventry CV1 1GS

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BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm | Captioned Performances: Friday 15 October, 7.30pm & Saturday 16 October, 7.30pm | Audio Described Performance: Saturday 16 October, 2.30pm